Seeking to strengthen its grip on the global protein-chip market, Biacore last week acquired the FlexChip Kinetic Analysis System from HTS Biosystems for $4 million in cash.

According to Erik Walldén, CEO of Uppsala, Sweden-based Biacore, the acquisition will strengthen his firm’s command over the growing protein array market by giving it a product that it can market to academic and commercial researchers involved in upstream research for drug discovery and development.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.